School gardening competition

SALGA are delighted to announce that the winner of our Schools Gardening Competition this 2021 is Bridlewood Primary School and Nursery, Blunsdon St Andrew. Our decision follows a visit to the three schools who submitted the most promising photographs of their gardening efforts. During these visits, Bridlewood demonstrated the highest level of pupil engagement in the project, and has been invited to attend the prize giving our annual Horticultural Show (Pinetrees Community Centre, 4 September) to be presented with the cup.

This year the competition was run in a slightly changed format. Kings Seeds generously donated 160 packets of seeds and these were topped up by a donation from one of our members.  All the primary schools in the area were emailed and offered some free seeds to get them started, and 29 schools responded. Some 8-10 packets of seeds were sent to each of these, and we asked them to send us some photos of the results.